Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

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Schoolgirl scoops gold as Japan warms to the Games

Japanese fans defy organisers to watch triathlon as hosts top the medal standings

Ossian Shine

Japan struck more gold on Monday to lead the medal table as sentiment towards the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics appeared to shift, and local fans defied organisers to grab a glimpse of the Games.

The hosts now have eight golds, one more than the US and two ahead of third-placed China.

Pint-sized 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya took gold in street skateboarding — new to the Olympics in Tokyo — while in one of the Games’ staple sports a Terminator hunted down a dominator to set the swimming pool alight...

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